Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China had all along been working "vigorously" to facilitate talks for peace in Ukraine, according to Chinese state media.

China did not create the Ukraine crisis, nor was it a party to it, Xi told French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a trilateral meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

(Reporting by Ryan Woo and Ethan Wang; Editing by Alex Richardson)